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Overview

Introduction to Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock county, is 31 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Steubenville-Weirton metropolitan area.

Weirton History

The city of Weirton was initially a small village known as Holliday’s Cove. It was established in the 1700s. Ernest T. Weir founded a steel mill to the north of the village in 1909. Weirton began as an unincorporated settlement in the area around the mill and was the largest unincorporated city in the USA for over thirty years. In 1947, the city of Weirton was formed.

Weirton and nearby Attractions

  • Raccoon Creek State Park
  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
  • Tomlinson Run State Park
  • Old Economy Village
  • Hillman State Park

Things To Do In Weirton

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ponderosa Golf Course, Belleview Park Golf Course, Pleasant Hills Golf Course or the Highland Springs Golf Course. Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church are the local houses of worship.

Weirton Transportation

Pittsburgh International is the nearest major airport.

Weirton Higher Education

Geneva College, Point Park College and West Liberty State College are the nearest colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,307
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+8,971
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,232
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,175

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,736
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$653
Median House Value$87,400

Ancestry

German19%
Italian18.1%
Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.4%
English10.7%
Polish7.6%
Slovak2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Greek1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Serbian1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Russian1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Czech0.9%
Croatian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
African0.1%
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Weirton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hancock County
Standard Zip Codes26062
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.4
Approximate Longitude-80.56

Weirton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSTEUBENVILLE
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationBURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationMONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beech Bottom604$47,500
Bethany1,029$74,063
Chester2,581$37,766
Follansbee2,905$63,056
New Cumberland1,090$39,583
Wellsburg2,720$67,074

Weirton Public Libraries

Mary H. Weir Public Library
3442 MAIN STREET
Weirton, West Virginia
(304) 797-8510

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Weirton Hospitals

Acuity Specialty Hospital Ohio Valley Lp
601 Colliers Way 9th Floor
(704) 283-7497
Weirton Medical Center
(Non-profit)
601 Colliers Way
(304) 797-6000

Weirton Public Schools

Broadview Elementary School
189 Circle Drive
ZIP: 26062
(304) 723-2525
Lauretta B Millsop Primary School
Legion & Swearingen
ZIP: 26062
(304) 748-7760
Primary
Total Enrollment 83
Liberty Elementary School
200 Culler Road
ZIP: 26062
(304) 723-2818
Weir High School
100 Red Rider Road
ZIP: 26062
(304) 748-7600
High
Total Enrollment 621
Weir Middle School
125 Sinclair Avenue
ZIP: 26062
(304) 748-6080
Middle
Total Enrollment 665
Weirton Elementary
3428 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 26062
(304) 748-8370
Primary
Total Enrollment 999
Weirton Heights Elementary School
160 South 12th Street
ZIP: 26062
(304) 748-1950
Primary

Weirton Private Schools

St Joseph The Worker Grade School
151 Michael Way
ZIP: 26062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
St Pauls Elementary School
140 Walnut St
ZIP: 26062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
Weirton Madonna High School
150 Michael Way
ZIP: 26062
Secondary
Total Enrollment 198
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